Russians forcibly removing locals from Kakhovka area, says NRC

6 November 2022, 06:04 PM
Russians forcibly relocating residents of Kakhovka area (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

Russians forcibly relocating residents of Kakhovka area (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

Russian invading troops have started forcibly relocating residents of six communities in Kherson Oblast, the National Resistance Center reported on Nov. 6.

The affected communities are those of Hola Prystan, Oleshky, Kakhovka, Hornostaivka, Velyka Lepetykha, and Verkhnii Rohachyk.

They are part of a 15-kilometer section along the left bank of the Dnipro defined by the Russians as the so-called “evacuation” zone, where they are now actively setting up a defense line.

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Furthermore, the Russians use abandoned homes to accommodate their troops, who break into the houses and randomly loot them.

Cases of stealing hospital property were also reported. In particular, all medical equipment and medicines were reportedly withdrawn from the Hornostaivka Primary Care Center and the Central City Hospital of Nova Kakhovka towards Russia-occupied Crimea.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin said on Krasnaya Square in Moscow on Nov. 4 that “those living in Kherson must be removed from the zone of the most dangerous fighting.”

Previously, Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov said the Russian occupying forces are potentially ready for “another act of goodwill” in Kherson Oblast.

Before that, Kremlin puppet Kyrylo Stremousov said that the Russian occupiers in Kherson Oblast would most likely retreat to the left bank of the Dnipro. Satellite images showed that the Kherson grouping of Russian troops is urgently transferring equipment and personnel to the other bank of the river.

The chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, Kyrylo Budanov, previously said that the operation to retake Kherson would most likely last until the end of November.

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